X-Ride Surf 8000
For special techniques such as light surf and beach ledgering it is common to use light weight rods with limited casting weight. Having said that, it is not true you must give in to fish very far from shore. Main problem is that very few reels have the specs that can combine with these light rods. So you need a wide spool reel and, at the same time, a light weight reel otherwise you will compromise the balance between rod and reel. The X-Ride Surf is very likely the best reel for these techniques! It is 8000 sized but still about 600 gr weight.
The super conical design spool is close to 7 cm wide and 4 cm high. The result of this combination is dramatic long casting capabilities, even with small leads such 50 or 75 grams (about 2 or 3 ounces). The anodized aluminium spool is mounted on a polymer skirt preventing the line to go under it, very important when you are using very thin monofilaments. The big handle is aluminium too, and the gears are extra powerful and smooth, being supported by 12 ball bearings plus one way clutch. Drag is sealed to avoid every contact of inner discs with sand or water. The perfect line lay is given a very accurae worm shaft system. Definitely a world class reel.
|Code||Description||Weight||Gear Ratio||Spool Capacity||B.B.|
|035-06-080||XRide 8000||625||4.6:1 (94cm)||Ø 0,32mm - 320m||12+1|
|035-06-081||Eazy Cast Spare Spool|